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West Central Cluster Children Centres

Dear Children's Centre familiesIn light of recent Government advice regarding COVID-19 our Children's centres will be closed from today until further notice.We will be uploading regular updates, activities, tips and fun ideas for you to try at home with your children.Many thanksThe Reading Children’s centre…

Mental Health Support Team

COVID-19 Update  “We are working toward offering face to face contact in the new academic year (i.e. September 2020 onwards).  This position statement was updated w/c 21.9.2020 and will be next reviewed w/c 19.10.2020.” If you have received support from the MHST, we would warmly welcome…

Health Services (NHS) in Reading

Health services in Reading are delivered from local NHS Trusts, the first point of contact for most NHS services is usually from the Primary Care providers this includes GP’s, dentists, pharmacists, opticians including the NHS Walk In centre and NHS 111 telephone service. To find…

Fostering & Adoption

This advice and guidance page describes the process for becoming a foster carer and/or adoptive parent.   Last reviewed May 2020.

Childcare - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions - Finding the right services for your child can be stressful so we've compiled a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions that might help you.    Last reviewed June 2020  

Healthy weight Keep active - information page and factsheet

Overweight and obesity in Reading is a serious public health concern, which has a significant impact on people's physical health, emotional wellbeing and reduces life expectancy by an average of 8-10 years. Excess weight is strongly linked to a person's risk of developing serious long-term…

Suicide Prevention - information page

Suicide is not inevitable. Preventing suicides is a complex and challenging issue, but there are effective solutions for many of the individual factors which contribute towards the risk of suicide. If you are concerned about someone you think may be at risk or is vulnerable,…